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Jul162013

Thoughts I Had... While Staring at Promo Images for "Edge of Tomorrow"

This movie used to be called All You Need is Kill but in the grand tradition of Hollywood, any unusual title MUST degenerate/mutate into a generic one before release. See also John Carter of, No He's Not From Mars! or Cop Gives Waitress Two Mi-- It Could Happen To You! and thousands of other movies before them...

Tom Cruise having his "get away from her you, bitch" moment?

Someone needs to make a supercut of all the times that Tom Cruise has been backlit by / outrun explosions. I bet that supercut would be as long as a feature film!

What if Terrence Malick directed an action movie?

Yawn.

This film will be opening on June 6th,  2014. Happy birthday to, uh, me?

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Edge of Tomorrow sounds like a classic soap--a mashup of The Edge of Night and Search for Tomorrow. Now THAT I would watch.

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

Why does that... THING... Cruise is wearing look so much like the contraption on Matt Damon's back on the Elysium poster?

Or more accurately, the missing link between the Elysium armor and those mech-suits in Avatar?

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdenny

Is Cruise fighting aliens AGAIN?!!! And yeah it does look like Matt Damon's armor from "Elysium" ? And by the way why is that movie poster does not feature Jody Foster - just Mr Damon's handsome face? Jody doesn't sell tickets ?!

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

Honestly? Look, smart and catchy titles for any show that sum up exactly what the movie or TV show or comic book is about? They're what everyone hopes for. But "All You Need is Kill?" Really? You're going to bring out your standard (and usually justified) complaint for one of THE DUMBEST film titles I've ever heard for a Hollywood film? I'm kinda glad they wussed out on this one, mostly because NO ONE could actually sell a movie called "All You Need Is Kill", unless, MAYBE, it was a Philip K. Dick parody, a Shoot Em Up style sci-fi piece or a Clockwork Orange style art sci-fi about ultraviolence. (I'm still ticked about John Carter of Mars becoming just John Carter and The Invention of Hugo Cabret becoming just Hugo, but that's because those were decently intelligent titles that got massacred into titles that were bland beyond recognition. Here, a title that's "bland beyond recognition" is a step up from a title that would get "laughed out of any multiplex.")

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

Hate to be so superficial, but not even wearing that robocop suit/armour can Cruise look big.

Also, I think Cruise number of times he's shown leaving explosions behind is probably only surpassed by Will Smith. I'm tryng to get some scientology hidden meaning, but I can't find it. ;)

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteriggy

If Terry Malick were to direct an action movie, it'd have all the excitement and fun of Sucker Punch plus the visual flourishes of The Spirit and the beautiful but pointless action sequences of The Last Airbender.

By that I mean it'd suck.

Let the man do what he does best, which is to piss off arthouse snobs and to make mainstream filmgoers groan when they are caught by mistake watching one of his movies.

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJay

Tom Cruise and Will Smith try so hard to remain revelant in modern cinema without ever stepping out of their comfort zones it hurts to watch. That and how they handle their public persona. Either step up your game (Pitt, Clooney, Damon, Bale, Downey Jr) or get out. I'd add Johnny Depp to this advice, because MAN your shtick is getting old fast...

Same goes for Julia regarding Sandy's success and in a lesser scale, Lawrence's.

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJay

Vovagia - "All You Need Is Kill" is the title of the manga this film is loosely based on. Anyway, I don't like the new title but having read an earlier draft of the script, the change to the title is the least I'm concerned about. The original story is about a twenty-something low level soldier that gets into the main situation of the story. While I don't blame any studio for changing things around for a big star, making the character in his fifties will probably give it a very different feel and I'm not sure how that will work.

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel Armour

This is the sequel to Before Midnight, right?

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJordan

volvagia -- you underestimated the audience's bloodlust. "all you need is kill" would have sold way more tickets than "edge of tomorrow" which could literally be a movie of any genre its so damn generic.

July 16, 2013 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Blunt died after Prada. I just noticed now!

July 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commentertony fernando

Is this supposed to be a comedy? Because that first image looks like a parody of MacGruber. Hilarious.

July 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNic

There are eight screenwriter credits attached to this already. Warners cranked this out under the executives who gave the world "Lone Ranger", "Man of Steel" & "Pacific Rim". Is Tommy running from the opening reviews?

July 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

Jordan - lol... well i guess "edge of tomorrow" could describe that, too ;)

NIc - hopefully!

July 17, 2013 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

All You Need Is Kill sounds like the result of someone being challenged to take a Beatles song title and turn it into something you'd call a James Bond movie.

July 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterClaire

I'd like to say all movies with quirky movie titles that were subsequently reduced to generic ones bombed, but...damn you, Dangerous Minds!

July 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMareko

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